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Al Qaeda in Iraq launches suicide assault in Baghdad




Al Nusrah Front poised to take over last major city on Euphrates River

The al Qaeda affiliate continues to push back government forces in Deir al Zour, and the group has also established the Sharia Committee for the Eastern Region to govern areas under its control.


Al Qaeda in Iraq claims ambush that killed Syrian, Iraqi troops

The Iraqi terror group said it killed the Syrian and Iraqi soldiers just one day after its affiliate, the Al Nusrah Front, seized a border crossing in Syria.


Al Nusrah Front seizes control of Syrian city of Raqqah

Al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria teamed up with the jihadist Ahrar al Sham Brigade to take control of the provincial capital. The jihadist alliance effectively controls most the Euphrates River Valley in Syria all the way to the Iraqi border. The Al Nusrah Front also carried out two suicide attacks in Homs.


Al Nusrah Front claims 2 suicide attacks in Damascus




48 Syrian, 9 Iraqi soldiers killed in western Iraq ambush




US to aid Syrian groups that support al Qaeda's affiliate

The State Department will back the Syrian Opposition Coalition, which opposes the US's designation of the Al Nusrah Front as a Foreign Terrorist Organization, and the Free Syrian Army, which fights alongside with and under the command of Al Nusrah.


Al Nusrah Front claims another suicide attack in Syria




Al Nusrah Front claims suicide attack on Syrian defense factory

The suicide attack killed scores of civilian workers at a munitions factory near Hama. Al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria has now claimed credit for nine of the 10 suicide attacks that have been reported in Syria so far this year.


Interview with Abdelasiem El Difraoui on al Qaeda's use of visual media




Chechen commander leads Muhajireen Brigade in Syria

Abu-Omar-al-Chechen.jpgOmar al Chechen is a key leader in the Muhajireen Brigade, a jihadist group that fights alongside the Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant against the regime of President Bashir al Assad.


Al Nusrah Front detonates 50 IEDs in massive ambush




Syrian citizens: Al Nusrah Front trying to 'control everything'




Al Nusrah Front claims suicide attacks in Damascus, al-Shadadi

Nine suicide attacks have now been reported in Syria so far this year; the al Qaeda affiliate has claimed credit for eight of them.


Al Qaeda's Syrian affiliate seizes control of another town

The Al Nusrah Front took control of the town of al-Shadadi in Hasakah province. Five Iraqi and Kuwati fighters were killed during the operation.


Al Nusrah Front, foreign jihadists overrun another Syrian military base

The al Qaeda affiliate, the Muhajireen Group, and the Free Syrian Army took control of the headquarters of the Syrian Army's 80th Regiment near the main airport in Aleppo.


'Islamist factions' seize Syrian airbase

MIG-al-Jarrah-Aibase-overrun-jihadists.jpgA fighter from the Ahrar al Sham, a jihadist group in Syria, is heard saying on a video that the aircraft at the overrun al-Jarrah airbase "are now in the hands" of the group. The Al Nusrah Front also participated in the assault.


Suicide bombers kill 14 Syrian security personnel




Al Nusrah front spearheads capture of Syrian dam, claims suicide assault

Al-Nusrah-Front-banner.pngThe al Qaeda affiliate has gained control or has a major presence in several key cities and towns along the Euphrates River, securing its lines of communication into Iraq.


Suicide assault team hits Syrian intelligence in Palmyra